2nd Quarter Chapter Dinner Meeting

Thursday, May 3rd
That’s Amore
15201 Shady Grove Road #1
Rockville, MD 20850

5:30 pm: Social Hour
6:30 pm: Dinner
7:30 pm: Program


ACI 562-16 – The ACI Concrete Repair Code

The repair of existing concrete structures can represent a significant challenge to design professionals, owners, building officials and contractors.  The challenges arise due to a myriad of questions regarding the necessary extent of repairs, responsibilities during the project and uncertainties regarding governing code requirements.  The ACI 562 Code for Assessment, Repair and Rehabilitation of Existing Concrete Structures (ACI 562­-16) was specifically developed to provide design professionals a code for the repair of existing concrete structures and represents the first material specific repair code in US practice and the first code specifically developed to be integrated with the International Existing Building Code (IEBC).  ACI 562-16 builds upon the first edition of ACI 562 (ACI 562-13).  The code was improved to help design professionals identify unsafe conditions (based upon observed conditions or demand to capacity ratios) and better integrate with the IEBC.

ACI 562-16 includes specific provisions for:

  • Assessment of existing concrete structures;
  • Load and resistance factors for assessment and repair design;
  • Design of repairs;
  • Durability requirements; and
  • Quality assurance.

ACI 562 was developed to be performance-based (in contrast to prescriptive) to provide design professional the maximum amount of flexibility in developing repair solutions.  The document’s extensive commentary, including a comprehensive list of references, provides guidance to design professionals using the code.  The presentation will describe the development of ACI 562, the relationship of ACI 562 with other building codes and focus on use of the repair code on typical concrete repair projects.

Our Featured Speaker:
Keith Kesner, PhD, PE, SE
Senior Project Manager, CVM Engineers

Keith is a structural engineer with over 20 years of professional experience in the evaluation of existing structures.   He is a Fellow of the American Concrete Institute (ACI) and an active member of the International Concrete Repair Institute (ICRI).  He is the author/co-author of over 100 publications and presentations on a variety of structural engineering topics.  He was awarded the 2005 ACI Young Member Award for Professional Achievement and co-awarded the 1998 ACI Construction Practice Award.  He currently serves as the Chair of ACI Committee 562, and as member of ACI Committees 318-C, 228 and 364.

He is a registered Professional Engineer in several states, and a registered Structural Engineer in Massachusetts, Illinois and Hawaii.  He received his Ph.D. and M.S. degrees from Cornell University and his B.S. degree from the University of Connecticut.

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